التركية النطق bälıt
علم أصول الكلمات [ 'ba-l&t ] (noun.) 1549. From Italian ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote.
Not voting. The ballota was a ball drawn from an urn to select at random, by lottery, a person for a role. Ref: See, for instance, p166 J J Norwich, 'History of Venice' Penguin 1983